Julesang, CNW 313 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Hauge
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III, No.5
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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General Information

Work Title Julesang (Himlen mørkner stor og stum), CNW 313
Alternative. Title Christmas Carol (Heaven's gloom a world apart)
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 313
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 106
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Ikke for langsomt
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1923
First Publication. 1923
Librettist Mogens Falck
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

Towards the end of 1923, Nielsen composed three Christmas carols, all of which were published just before Christmas. According to his diary, Nielsen composed the melody on 12 November 1923. He later re-used the melody with other texts.